Certificates of origin and other certificates of the IHK Exhibition for commercial transactions Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In some countries, customs authorities, banks or companies of the importing country require the presentation of so-called certificates of origin when importing goods and, if necessary, the submission of further commercial documents certified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. A certificate of origin provides information about the place of origin of a product. As an exporter, you can apply for the issuance of such a certificate of origin or the certificate of a commercial document, e.B. a commercial invoice, at your locally responsible IHK. Applications can be submitted in person, by post or electronically to the Service Center of your Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The registration for the electronic procedure at the responsible IHK takes place by your e-mail request and transmission of a registration code. The IHK checks the correctness of the information and then issues the document promptly. There is a fee for the issuance or certification. This is based on the fee catalogue of the respective IHK.

Proof of the origin of the goods. Proofs of origin can be.B, for example: Self-declaration on the production of the goods in our own company Certificates of origin from another Chamber of Industry and Commerce Certificates of origin Form A (from developing countries) Preferential movement certificates EUR Preferential declarations of origin according to format requirements from EU Free Trade Agreements Supplier declarations in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 Please ask the IHK responsible for you which documents are specifically required in your case.


Form set "Certificate of origin application for issuance / original / copy" or online form Online procedure possible: yes Written form required: no Personal appearance required: no

Preconditions
You can prove the origin of the goods.
Here you will find the web application for the electronic application: IHK web application for electronic certificates of origin

To apply for a certificate of origin or a certificate for a commercial document, you can use an online procedure or a written procedure. Online procedure: Send an e-mail to the IHK responsible for you with the request to activate you for the online application. Fill out the application electronically and send it to the IHK using the online application. The IHK checks the completeness and correctness of your information. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce may require you to provide additional information and documents to prove the accuracy of the information contained in the application. After checking the information, the IHK certifies the certificate of origin or the commercial document by means of an electronic signature. The IHK will then provide you with the certified document in the online application. You can print the document if necessary. Written procedure: Fill out the application and sign it Submit the application either by post or on site to the ServiceCenter of your IHK. The IHK checks the completeness and correctness of your information. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce may require you to provide additional information and documents to prove the accuracy of the information contained in the application. After checking the information, the IHK certifies the certificate of origin or the commercial document. The certified document will then be returned to you by post.

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Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

Last update or date of publication
08.10.2020